Dental implant surgery can be painful or uncomfortable, according to Mayo Clinic. There is frequently pain at the implant site, and the gums and face may swell. The gums and surrounding skin may also experience bruising,... More »

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Infections at implant sites, damage to other teeth or blood vessels, nerve damage and sinus problems are potential risks of dental implant surgery, according to Mayo Clinic. Problems during dental implant surgery are rar... More »

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There is some discomfort associated with dental implants, but most patients report that the pain was less intense than anticipated, explains About.com. Controlling pain during the surgery with oral or intravenous sedatio... More »

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Patients who have either insufficient bone height in the upper jaw or sinuses too close to the jaw may need sinus-lift surgery to place dental implants. In sinus-lift surgery, the specialist adds bone to the upper jaw in... More »

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Common dental surgeries are root canal therapy, dental implants, tooth extraction and gum tissue graft surgery, according to WebMD, the American Association of Endodontists and Colgate. Root canal therapy removes infecte... More »

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Dental implants are necessary to replace missing teeth and are an alternative to a bridge or dentures, according to Mayo Clinic. Dental implants are permanent and are placed into the jawbone of the patient. More »

American Dental Accessories sells dental replacement parts and kits, including O-rings for dental implants, from its website at Amerdental.com. Some dentists also sell O-rings directly to patients who ask for them, but r... More »